Urban Country

Santa Monica, CA

About Urban Country

Urban Country houses unique objects and colorful remnants of America's past. Starting in the late 1990's, Steven Schwartz and Casey Hale have focused the Urban Country collection on anonymous American Folk art as well as pieces from carnivals, circuses and sideshows of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Vintage sideshow banners, shooting galleries and ventriloquist heads are on display alongside vintage industrial furniture and lighting, antique American flags, massive 19th century general store tables, anonymous American folk art and humorous vintage and antique ro...Read More

Urban Country

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Abstract Wood and Iron Carousel Horse Vermont, ...
Vintage 1920-1929 United States Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Abstract carousel horse from an early 20th century Vermont park, rare in their simplicity of form. Wood simply carved with original park paint surface. Iron stirrups and stand. Great...
Vintage Americana Mid-Century Neon Barber Shop ...
Mid-20th Century United States Folk Art Signs
Metal, Paint
Fantastic 13.5 foot long Mid-Century vintage neon barber shop sign. Total statement piece. Unusual three dimensional channel letters. Many layers of red, white and blue paint surface...
Late 19th Century Spanish Colonial Carved Santo...
Antique Late 19th Century Central America Spanish Colonial Sculptures an...
Gesso, Wood
Late 19th century hand-carved Santos with inset glass eyes and original gesso paint surface. On custom museum display stand. Base measures 6" x 6".
Vintage Resuscitation Male Dummy Training Head
Mid-20th Century United States Steampunk More Folk Art
Rubber
Vintage resuscitation man's head. Open mouth connected to tubes that would raise chest for CPR training. Resuscitation dummies were invented in the 1950s by Asmund Laerdal. Laerdal h...
Colorful Collection of Vintage Cast Iron Shoema...
Early 20th Century United States Industrial More Folk Art
Iron
Fantastic collection of 17 iron shoe maker forms in multiple colors of original paint. Countless ways to display on wall, tabletop or shelf display. Many with foundry marks. Unusual ...
Vintage Life-Sized Folk Art Wood Monkey and Ban...
Vintage 1930-1939 North America Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Glass, Wood
Vintage wood carved monkey with banana. Pretty expressive with glass eyes and original paint surface. Perhaps a throw back from Norma Desmond and Sunset Boulevard? Life-sized carving.
19th Century Cast Iron Fiske Cherub Boy Garden ...
J.W. Fiske & Company
Antique Late 19th Century United States Folk Art Garden Ornaments
Iron, Limestone
Cherub garden statue attributed to Fiske Foundry, circa 1870s. Great original black surface with traces of old white paint surface. Holes in feet where he attaches to old limestone b...
Cast Iron Railroad DERAIL Sign, Early 20th Century
Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Signs
Iron
Very thick cast iron DERAIL sign, early 20th century American railroad. Great original yellow and black paint. Two holes for easy mounting. This sign is quite heavy.
Concrete Soldier Statue circa 1900 Chicago Area...
Unknown
Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Sculptures
Concrete
Exceptional 6 ft. tall American Folk Art concrete soldier statue with original paint surface and inset glass 'gem.' Fantastic workmanship. Originally part of a garden estate in South...
Vintage Wood Geometry Surface and Volume Teachi...
Early 20th Century United States Steampunk Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Fantastic multidimensional geometry teaching sphere. Wonderful warm patina to wood surface. Original notes displayed on the sphere and inside. Opens up to many different shapes and o...
Early Carnival Midway Sideshow or Circus Prop S...
Vintage 1920-1929 United States Folk Art Signs
Wood
Great early vintage, circa 1920s sideshow or circus prop sign. Egyptian mummy shipping crate. Very graphic and quite possibly one of a kind. Found in the southern United States.
Vintage Carnival Midway Double Game Wheel or Ga...
20th Century United States Folk Art Carnival Art
Vintage double game wheel found in the south. Carnival midway or perhaps for table gambling. Original red paint surface. Both wheels spin freely.

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